THE HILLS ARE ALIVE…WITH CARRIE!
When NBC airs a live broadcast of The Sound of Music in 2013, you'll see none other than Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, stepping into the iconic role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film adaptation. "We couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp," said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.
FIONA LOCKE STUDIO OSCAR GLOW TREATMENT
Like Spanx, spray tans have become a red carpet staple. Carrie Underwood's go-to pro spends over two hours exfoliating and bronzing the star with St. Tropez Tanning Mist to make sure the singer looks sun-kissed, not like she's transitioning into an Oompa Loompa.
CARRIE: MILD TO WILD
She's got range, and we're not just talking about her voice. We have a feeling Carrie Underwood is one of the few women in the world to have a closet that houses both her Grammy ensemble, a princess-inspired sparkly Gomez-Grazia, and this avant-garde structured blue mini.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AMERICAN IDOL
Watch a clip of Carrie Underwood on American Idol
The winner of Idol's fourth season in 2005, Underwood quickly headed for country superstardom with her debut album, Some Hearts, and its smash single, "Jesus Take the Wheel." "I think tonight kind of proved that American Idol can transcend the talent show stereotype it has," she said in 2007, when she was named Grammy's best new artist. The star has since taken home four more awards, and is up for best country song and best country solo performance this year.
Since she no longer has her official purse holder, the star's solution is to leave her bag behind and opt for impactful shoes instead – which she wears with a black-and-tangerine number (the skirt is Diane von Furstenberg) and choppy new bangs at a Grammy Nominee party in Nashville.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD'S CUTOFFS
"I need these shorts for Labor Day. Are they DIY or did Carrie buy them like this?" – Layla
The country star shows off her legs in 7 for All Mankind cutoffs with brocade foil, on sale for $89, but you could definitely make a DIY pair with metallic paint and stamps!
Though we're used to seeing the country star in sparkly ballgowns, we're digging this change of pace. She selects a sleek Katharine Kidd peplum jumpsuit with cap-toe heels, a Jill Milan clutch and Vahan jewels to the CMT Artists of the Year awards in Franklin, Tenn.
Last Christmas, the singer, seen here with her own rescue dogs Ace and Penny, saved two pups she found on the interstate near her childhood home in Oklahoma. Sadly, one dog died, but she took the other pup, Stella, to an emergency vet and fostered her until she was adopted.
Carrie Underwood rehearses on Saturday for the 40th American Music Awards, which are being held Sunday at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
The singer has sported some pretty epic outfits to awards show. And while this ornately beaded purple gown (worn with rose gold Jacob & Co. chandelier earrings and a Jill Milan clutch) doesn't feature batwings or butterflies, we won't soon forget it.
She goes on to make quite a few wardrobe changes, but we wouldn't have judged the CMAs cohost for wearing this plunging white Reem Acra creation (with metallic leaf detailing on the top), Johnathon Arndt gems, Jimmy Choo heels and Daniel Swarovski clutch the whole night long.
Another year as host, another slew of over-the-top costume changes. The singer breaks out 10 totally different looks. Two we won't soon forget: her Nikki Rich shorts look, worn with Ryan Haber heels and a jaunty fedora, and the origami-inspired Cengiz Abazoglu mini, accessorized with a Cuffs Couture bracelet, Royal Asscher earrings and the same sparkly heels.
Third time's a charm for Carrie as a co-host. She gets everyone talking with two tutu-inspired dresses: a tulle Talbot Runhof gown to kick off the show and a lemon Georges Chakra number that would likely get the stamp of approval from another famous Carrie (Bradshaw, that is).
The costume changes only get more elaborate as Carrie steps out for her second year running the show. She makes sure she outshines her co-host Brad Paisley in a glittering Theia dress, which later gets exchanged for a Roberto de Villacis sequin shorts ensemble. (And by the way, these are just two of nine looks from that night.)
For her first time as host of the CMAs, the star doesn't have a chance to get nervous – she's way too busy changing outfits backstage. Two of the many looks she debuts include this chartreuse beaded Roberto Cavalli gown on the red carpet and a beaded champagne mini.
The biggest proof that Carrie had officially arrived: She wears more than $7 million worth of Johnathon Arndt jewels over the course of the show, including the diamonds that went with her Badgley Mischka red carpet dress, and the butterfly pins adorning her Escada performance gown.
She shows up in a slightly baggy, printed-and-pleated gown and a prom-perfect updo. But lest you forget she's a bombshell with a smokin' hot body, Carrie then shakes out her hair and hikes up her hemline.